December 1, 1933 - November 24, 2018
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Eleanor D. Crete
Barre Town- Eleanor D. Crete, 84, of Lower Usle Road passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Central Vermont Medical Center Hospital in Berlin, VT.
Born on December 1, 1933 in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Doris (Schneider) McElaney. She was the only child and grew up in an Orphanage in Dorchester, Massachusetts. As a young adult she took on a variety of jobs on Cape Cod, then moved to New Hampshire to take a waitress job at Twin Mountain Resort. She fell in love with the bellhop “Andrew R. Crete. On January 28, 1956 she married Andrew in St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville, VT. They made their home in
Barre Town where they raised their family, and spent 62 happy years together. Eleanor and her husband ran “Super Music & Co. for 19 years instilling the love of music into their children. Andrew passed away on January 9, 2018.
Eleanor enjoyed life , being a wife, mother and taking care of her children, cooking, sewing and crafts – she loved being a homemaker and taking care of her pet cats. She always liked to look her best, no matter the occasion. She was most proud of bringing the home-delivered Pizza to Barre and advocating for the Wal-Mart Store in Berlin, VT. Taking family trips through New England was a great joy – but coming back home was the greatest!
She was a member of the Canadian Club of Barre.
Survivors include her children, Michael Crete of Soperton, GA; Kathleen Remsing and her husband, Tom of Whidbey Island, WA; Karen Crete and her partner, David Wark of West Topsham, VT; Donald Crete of East Barre, VT; Kevin Crete of Tucson, AZ, her dear friend, Sue Rossi of Barre and 3 special grandchildren, Cameron Rossi-Crete of Barre and Aiden and Zachary Crete of East Barre. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
A graveside service to honor and celebrate her life will be held in the Spring at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Randolph Center, VT to be announced.
Contributions, in Eleanor’s memory, may be made to the “Central Vermont Humane Society” P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687 – or – Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, VT.
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